Exclusive: what Theresa May really thinks about Brexit shown in leaked recording

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Exclusive: what Theresa May really thinks about Brexit shown in leaked recording

Post by Irn Bru on Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:17 am

Theresa May privately warned that companies would leave the UK if the country voted for Brexit during a secret audience with investment bankers a month before the EU referendum.

A recording of her remarks to Goldman Sachs, leaked to the Guardian, reveals she had numerous concerns about Britain leaving the EU. It contrasts with her nuanced public speeches, which dismayed remain campaigners before the vote in June.

Speaking at the bank in London on 26 May, the then home secretary appeared to go further than her public remarks to explain more clearly the economic benefits of staying in the EU. She told staff it was time the UK took a lead in Europe, and that she hoped voters would look to the future rather than the past.

In an hour-long session before the City bankers, she also worried about the effect of Brexit on the British economy.

“I think the economic arguments are clear,” she said. “I think being part of a 500-million trading bloc is significant for us. I think, as I was saying to you a little earlier, that one of the issues is that a lot of people will invest here in the UK because it is the UK in Europe.


https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/oct/25/exclusive-leaked-recording-shows-what-theresa-may-really-thinks-about-brexit

Well there ya go then. She's a canny lass right enough Laughing

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Post by Lord Foul on Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:21 am

yeah...but at least she is prepared to honour the vote....


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Re: Exclusive: what Theresa May really thinks about Brexit shown in leaked recording

Post by Irn Bru on Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:34 am

Lord Foul wrote:yeah...but at least she is prepared to honour the vote....


Even if it takes us to hell in a hand cart and it becomes obvious that it's the wrong way just like she said?


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Re: Exclusive: what Theresa May really thinks about Brexit shown in leaked recording

Post by Ben Reilly on Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:49 am

Irn Bru wrote:
Lord Foul wrote:yeah...but at least she is prepared to honour the vote....


Even if it takes us to hell in a hand cart and it becomes obvious that it's the wrong way just like she said?


You apparently misunderstand democracy, Irn. See, democracy is a thing that once one side has gotten its way, its decision can't even be revisited, let alone reversed Laughing

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Post by eddie on Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:30 am

What will be will be!
Brexit happened now we get on with it.

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Re: Exclusive: what Theresa May really thinks about Brexit shown in leaked recording

Post by Angry Andy on Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:19 pm

Apparently May and Boris are having a private war.
Not helped by her appointing his "chum"Gove into The Brexit committee.
That should be fun to watch.

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